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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Nov 24, 2006 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Please don't cop out and say all of them- or you cannot pick just one- we all understand why such an answer would be posted- and I would love to do the same- but it is supposed to be a hard question and there is supposed to be one answer- the only thing is that there is no ONE correct answer- WE went through this question recently- but I think most were referring to the musical composition- I want to now bring in the lyrics- what combination of lyrics and music best typifies the experience?

My answer? I will explain why later.............The Music Never Stops

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

I would have to go with either Playin In The Band or Music Never Stopped ( I know, how ironic coming from me, both of them are Bobby tunes) as well as UJB. Lyrically they all really speak to me about the Dead experience. All three of them also do a good job of summing up the musical side of the experience as well with a nice mix of experimental and straight forward performing.


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Poster: RedC Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Great question. My instant thought was the Music never stopped, because of the "band beyond description" line. Very dificult to try to describe a multi dimensional relationship with one song. Too many facets to focus on one; slow vs. fast; serious vs. fun; intimate vs. party; hell - Hunter vs. Barlow.
My choice: Help on the Way>Slipnot>Franklins Tower. Great imagery in Help; both very technical and improvisational in Slipnot - nice meter changes- Franklins has the best cause/effect line ever written: If you plant ice you're gonna harvest wind.
2nd choice, for very personal reasons, Phil's Unbroken Chain. Thanks for the question.
Red
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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 24, 2006 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Scarlet Begonias.

Trippy imagery: (the sky was yellow and the sun was blue...I had one of those flashes, I'd been there before...)
Message of love and friendship: (strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hands)
Words to live by: (Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right)
Non-conformity: (I knew right away she was not like other girls)
Appreciation of music: (I knew without asking she was into the blues)
Mystery: (I had to learn the hard way to let her pass by)

and so much more.

Musically, the song rises and twists and floats and lilts and jams and spins and soars and funks and puts a smile all over yer face.

Scarlet Begonias.

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Poster: another one Date: Nov 24, 2006 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

mention scarlet begonias and forget the best line?

"Everybody is playing in the Heart of Gold Band"

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 24, 2006 5:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Nah I think the best line is " once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right"

followed by " had to learn the hard way to let her pass by". Never been a cheater, allways been a one woman at a time/monogomous guy ( call me old fashioned but that's how I've allways been ) BUT I LOVE that line. Just something hillarious about reckognozing learning the hard way - kind of like the other line I love so much: " trouble with you is the trouble with me got two good eyes but we still don't see"

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Nov 24, 2006 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

one song,hmmm..keep your day job,just kidding.gotta to go with ripple,songs to fill the air.

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Poster: Cranky1 Date: Nov 24, 2006 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

China Cat Sunflower.....endlesss spacy possibilities.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 24, 2006 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

China Cat - Words say it all!!!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 24, 2006 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

I cannot take credit for this, but it rang true for me...

Somebody once said that if you could only play one song that would best exemplify the band, it would be the Hard To Handle from 4/28/71

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2006 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Interesting choice--I would select the 5-6 August 1971(can't recall which it is, but it's on the 'Phil Zone') from Hollywood Pallidium version of HtoH: that one is truly amazing. As a fellow early era forumite, curious as to your pick of the April one...

For me, it will seem way too simplistic, but Golden Road sums up the initial appeal ('come and join the party').

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Nov 24, 2006 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

I Know You Rider seems like a good choice, just instinct really, but i agree with Scarlet Begonias for all the above reasons ^^^

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Poster: tbrad Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Dark Star.
It enters with some strange noodling chords, is unified by a cool riff, goes into a nice jam, then enters a spacey chorus describing the formation of the universe at a time before the notion of black holes and singularities (and thus the 'big bang') were formally theorized, then goes through a complete meltdown, enters another verse detailing the resulting chaos of the mind and disintegration of rational thought, then intoning us (since, through some happenstance that probably involves sheer luck we find ourselves at the exact right place at the exact right time) to escape and continue this journey eternally through all its iterations, then fades off but never really stops - just evolves into another tune, but leaving the listner forever changed.
To me that was the Grateful Dead experience.

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Poster: SiKoKiLLa Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

wow, tbrad. my answer to the question is dark star also, but i've never seen it expressed so perfectly......thank you for enlightening me.

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Poster: tbrad Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

I'm surprised, as well, that I was able to follow that reply all the way through to the end - I think it's the three Red Bulls I just pounded. Thanks for noticing the effort.....

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 24, 2006 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Eyes.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 24, 2006 6:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

hey, quit copyin me (and like me, you offered no explanation - what is up with us??) you had too much beer last night, didnt you - lol???

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 25, 2006 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Does it really need any splaning Lucy (said Ricky Ricardo voice) and yes to beer. MMMMMM.Have som Fat Tire Trippel in store for tonight.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 25, 2006 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Fat Fire Trippel??? Never heard of that one, but sounds mighty fine indeed (yummmmmm)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 25, 2006 9:37am
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Its actually New Belgium Brewing Co, maker of Fat Tire and several other micros. These beers pack taste and a punch. If you've not had Fat Tire, try some over the holiday. Let me know what you think of the Assembly of Dust cds. Start with the single from Waterville Valley. Very good tight set.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 25, 2006 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

will certainly have to try some of that beer - will have to search some out in a couple of the larger liquor stores round here.

was goin to start with that Waterville show :) one of the closer ski areas to me and a fun fun mountain - drank many a brew at that resort. lookin forward to listening - have heard much about them, but never heard them -thanks man - will certainly let you know - 'til later this evening :) enjoy the day man

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 25, 2006 9:47am
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I went to prep school about 20 minutes from Waterville. Every day during winter we'd go skiing for a couple hours. That was a winter "sport"- recreational skiing aka rec skiing aka wrecked skiing. Took the school bus there and back. Also had a friend whose family owned two of the lodges there. Big fun on weekends- we'd stay in empty rooms and just had a ball.Ahh the old days.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:06am
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truckin'

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Nov 24, 2006 4:45pm
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Tho by no means my favorite, I gotta go with Truckin, in live version.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 24, 2006 5:43pm
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Huh? 1st time ever I agree here w/ Dire. Eyes makes twirling happen for long periods of time. The bounce of the eyes riff w/ the visual of twirling heads....that's it for me...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 24, 2006 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

You will all think I'm off my rocker but I never completely got the appeal, or at least not as strongly as everyone else, of Eyes from a MUSICAL perspective. Often times there are neat things happening but to me the song structure was pretty much allways the same with the same highs and lows. In other words I never saw that as one of their best musical/jam/whatever you want to call it songs. To me their best song as far as being able to make something " happen" inside or outside of it was Playin although the chorus is still cheesy to me.

Don't get me wrong though, lyrically Eyes is one of their ( Hunters ) best lyrical paintings. " Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own" pretty much sums up everything when you get down to it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2006 2:33pm
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Lost in my comment to Cliff, so here it is again: Golden Road (don't laugh; though the boys didn't like it, though it is not deep like any of their others [hey--I am the one that thinks nothing better than StStep and the 11 has ever been written], it DOES sum up the life long point of the Dead:

Come and join the party, every day.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 24, 2006 5:02pm
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Good Point William

Well, everybody's dancing in a ring around the sun
Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun.


Take off your shoes child and take off your hat.
TRY ON YOUR WINGS AND FIND OUT WHERE IT'S AT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Playin' In The Band

It has a chorus and a rythym that I never get tired of. Plus the jams in Playin' back in the early 70's beat the Dark Star jams in my opinion.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Nov 25, 2006 10:18am
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Got to agree with China Cat. Got that hippy dippy free form lyric, but it still played well 25 years later--hippy dippy and all. And the twin riff--Jer and Bobby--expemplifies the interplay of the band. Then there are those jams into IKYR. Those between song jams also defined the band, but none were tighter than these--save perhaps NFA--GDTR.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:31am
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But how can I possibly pick just one? I want to go with Dark Star but I think instead I will go with Uncle John's Band. The reason I'm going with this one is musically it's got a real simple thing going on and yet there are muliple layers especially the drums of all sorts of subtle things and rhythms blending together like a patchwork quilt. And that represents a lot to me about what the Dead are/were - a patchwork quilt of AMERICANA. The lyrics reflect this exactly too. Don't take no shit, do your own thing, live life on your own terms, but do it all in peace and kindness.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2006 10:23pm
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Had to chime back in...agree with much that's been said. Playin and Eyes just don't do it for me, but I see the appeal at some level (I just don't think the lyrics cut the mustard when compared to early stuff--suppose you were expecting that, given my bias).

Ripple does do it if you go for the essence of the Dead that we WANT to believe is the way it is, but really, my view is that Golden Road is the reality of the Dead: a touch of cynicism, a struggle to go commercial while simultaneously saying 'fuck it, we don't want to do this,' and last, a tribute and call to arms with the only thing that really was ever, absolutely agreed upon by them, and everyone of us--a party (in whatever sense you take it).

Since this thread is played out, do I win...?

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Nov 24, 2006 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

Great answers everyone- you have me leaning to scarlet Begonias my favorite song- Playing in the Band was my choice for the one song musically in the thread from a few weeks ago- here goes- Musically, TMNS has been played as a first set and second set opener- of course mostly as a first set closer- but it is versatile- Musically it has the jam at the end that evolved over time- so it is not one of their "non-jam" songs - and it is not a jam based song- so it is goldilocks-like in terms of structure- it is angular, has time signature changes, tempo changes, it packs much into 6-10 minutes- lyrically:


There's mosquitoes on the river
Fish are rising up like birds
It's been hot for seven weeks now
Too hot to even speak now
Did you hear what I just heard?

(Interesting imagery- right away we are brought to an outside scene- are the fish rising up like birds to eat the mosquitos? We all felt this way during the summer tour at times- but this also works allegorically- our busy lives, how spent we are, and I certainly see and hear things at times that are not there and I no longer use substances)

Say, it might have been a fiddle
Or it could have been the wind
But there seems to be a beat now
I can feel it in my feet now
Listen here it comes again

(In between tours we all wanted to be the first to find out about the next tour- we wanted advance notice- worked the phones- waited in anticipation when mail order was announced- the sound we hear is the call of the universe to the soul- we feel it in our "feet"- we go nowhere physically without our feet- nor do we go anywhere metaphysically without our spiritual legs and feet- the verse speaks to the ritual- an important part of the experience- beckoning us to gather again)

There's a band out on the highway
They're high-stepping into town
It's a rainbow full of sound
It's fireworks, calliopes and clowns
Everybody's dancing

(Verse says it all quite vividly- no explanation needed- but the meter and tempo change almost force you to dance)

Come on children, come on children
Come on clap your hands

Sun went down in honey
And the moon came up in wine
You know stars were spinning dizzy
Lord the band kept us so busy
We forgot about the time

(Bam- mind-bending imagery- succinct yet dense-the stars were spinning dizzy- yep- band kept us so busy? still does. Forgot about the time? thank god- we all need to forget about the time- honey and wine- two very fine things indeed- sweetness)

They're a band beyond description
Like Jehovah's favourite choir
People joining hand in hand
While the music plays the band
Lord they're setting us on fire

(The words turn "biblical" here- let's face it- it was and is like a religion to most of us- we are still trying to describe them- and the single most important line, for me and me only, in all of the grateful dead pantheon- "While the music plays the band"- that line holds the key to all happiness in life-

if we can ever reach the point where Life is living us instead of trying so damn hard to live life- then we have learned the lesson we came here for-

when the music played the band is when ego disappears- and it was those moments we lived for- any artist in any performance idiom will tell you the ego must go for the performance to be genuine- man you can tell when jerry is thinking about what he is going to play next and when he is just being played by the universe- same with the other members-

Remember, if we let life live us instead of trying to live life, all barriers to happiness will instantly dissolve)

Crazy rooster crowing midnight
Balls of lightning roll along
Old men sing about their dreams
Women laugh and children scream
And the band keeps playing on

(The scene is anywhere and everywhere america- but for the big cities- but a case can be made for them too- I have not seen too many old men singing about their dreams- but go to an irish bar in chicago and you will hear this!- The band has now become larger than life and is more than just the GD- it is the music of the spheres- this is what we are now learning)

Keep on dancing through to daylight
Greet the morning air with song
No one's noticed but the band's all packed and gone
Was it ever here at all?
But they kept on dancing

(Illusion or reality a dream or for real? Is it live or is it memorex? It does not matter- just keep on dancing- wow- as adults so many of us have forgotten how to play- we do not keep on dancin- the song, without being pushy at all, is a psalm for a great life- a life centered in the now- a life where judgement does not exist- 'Were they ever here at all' to me that is the metaphor-

The band is always here and at the same time was never here.

Come on children, come on children
Come on clap your hands

Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday
And the corn's a bumper crop
And the fields are full of dancing
Full of singing and romancing
The music never stopped

(Again back to the great plains imagery- corn especially signifies the earth- it is sacred to many native americans- there is a bumper crop when we remember to keep on dancin- when we remember that what we think is so important- what really consumes us in our lives- is fleeting, ephemeral, and certainly nowhere near as important as we think it is- get trapped in this place and the 'crop' will be a disaster.

There is that jam somewhere in there that give enough musical spice to elevate this song as my nomination- without the jam it is not my choice- the song features great garcia leads, great chord strumming from bobby, etc etc. The lyrics, as I have eloquated, teach me what is really important- things I have forgotten- I needed this post to inspire me to dance again- I have gotten way too serious about life- ideas come to us when we are open to them. and this post is a result of me allowing life to live me.




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Poster: dyermaker81 Date: Nov 24, 2006 3:27pm
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"So Many Roads"

That is where the band takes us...Down so many roads. That is where the band goes...down so many roads. And on every one of those roads there are people like us...and they touch all of them.

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Poster: spiritwalker Date: Nov 24, 2006 1:03pm
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Since lyrically is part of it...I must say: Playing In The
Band...To me,it has it all..and we must not forget the jam!

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Poster: gdave Date: Nov 24, 2006 5:27pm
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Great question and lots of great answers.

I don't think a single song does it completely but for me the closest one is Uncle John's. The band's American music influences are evident but this tune is immediately recognizable as the Grateful Dead, and there was room for improvisation. The lyrics outline a positive outlook and philosophy (with some cynicism) and allude to group effort, community and brotherhood but also the possibility of going it alone. Not to get all sentimental but the beginning of this song always puts a smile on my face and no matter how many times I saw them do it I think I was always happy about it. There is something so comforting and familiar about the opening chords. I think this is what made the song work so well out of playin (although that was way over done) or space.

The only reason I say it doesn't completely work for me is that I can't think of any versions at the moment that went totally out there.

I thought more people would have gone with Day Job or Corrina by now though

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 24, 2006 5:53pm
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Dave agrees with ME and that makes US right : P

( although he said it better than I did )

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Poster: gdave Date: Nov 24, 2006 6:18pm
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Just like we were right about JubelAle a couple weeks ago. I think I might just crack one open right now.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 24, 2006 6:37pm
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Crack one open for me too Dave. I'm sick with a cold AND am on call for work so it looks like juice and tea for me tonight : (

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Poster: gdave Date: Nov 24, 2006 6:47pm
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No problem

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 24, 2006 6:43pm
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jesus - is everyone sick out there is alaska too??? me, my sister , my girlfriend, one daughter, exwife, girlfriends son, two employees, two neighbors, its an epidemic and it has all been caused my highflow being bitten on the butt my mickey mouse.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Nov 24, 2006 6:32pm
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the rub

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 24, 2006 11:05am
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Eyes of The World

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Poster: ksantilli Date: Nov 24, 2006 7:45pm
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For me : Sugaree, sweet, mellow with some little jammiong in there too.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 24, 2006 7:55pm
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Terrapin Station - it's all there on all levels

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Poster: steponanonion Date: Nov 24, 2006 9:10pm
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Great answers. Playin' is definitely the music choice but I love the courage in truth by jonthespot and others about the lyrics...The worst writing in their catalogue...I think Stella really exemplifies Jerry's mystique, and Terripin does really have it all except no break in all that powerful philosophy and climb on the spiral light of Venus. Scarlet has to take it because it can be so very deep lyrically and musically or very light and smiley depending on where the head is at. It can be many things to each of us but still stand the test of time with all of us.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 24, 2006 9:29pm
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"jonthespot" - hey johnny, can i call you that from now on - that kind of has a ring (around the collar) to it ;)

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Nov 24, 2006 10:00pm
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Well I have to say my answer to this would be Ripple. "Let there be songs to fill the air." And musically, it's got to be acoustic. =)

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 25, 2006 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This time the question is harder- What song LYRICALLY and MUSICALLY best describes the grateful dead experience?

I'm just reading this thread for the first time now and was wondering where Terrapin was, it was my first thought though Eyes, TMNS, UJB, Playin, Scarlet and most of the others work as well. I vote for an "Eleven" way tie!!!

And speaking of others... Where's the Other One?

The bus came by
and I got got on
there was Cowboy Neal
at the wheel
on (or of?) a bus to nevereverland!

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